Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Enjoying Duane Reade

I can't believe I am saying this, but I really am falling in love with a drugstore! Our revamped Duane Reade on 71st/Continental is really such a vast improvement that when I went in to get just a couple of things tonight I found myself meandering around the place, really enjoying the experience! And they aren't even finished yet - they are still expanding their food section. It's a small supermarket in there now.

I also really am impressed with their store brand "deLish" stuff. I impulse-bought a package of dried fruit snacks and they not only taste great, but they are actually all-natural and the perfect healthy snack. Keep it up DR! :)


  1. Crossing Queens Blvd.November 16, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    I agree, Drake.

    When they first introduced their new store design & branding a few years ago in Manhattan it took a little getting use to. I think the new store looks great!

  2. I'm going to take the opposite stand-point. I'm very disappointed with the DR re-vamp. They have much less product than they used to carry. Case in point, I went in to purchase shampoo and conditioner and of the 6 different products I used to by, they no longer stock any of them.

    There were other products I used to purchase that are also now MIA.

    IMO, a huge disappointment. Based on the fact that DRs prices are typically higher than Rite-Aid, and the fact that they no longer carry products that were unique to their store, I see no reason to shop there any longer.

  3. The store looks nicer, but now its more of a supermarket than drug store. Plus to make way for all the food items, they eliminated a lot of other things that were in there before. For example, they no longer carry shoe polish.

    It will be nice being able to pick up an organic milk on the way home from the subway but you won't be able to get a lot of the other things that DR used to carry.

  4. I recently moved to Forest Hills, from Denmark but due to an exam I had to finish in Denmark, I was gone for a month.
    Then last week, while on the phone, I walked into DR and was completely confused. I mean, I was only gone for a month and they completely changed everything!
    I'm not sure if I love it, because it's not the Duane Reade that I know but maybe it's nice to see a re-vamp of a drugstore that makes it more unique than just another CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens ...

  5. I can't find anything in there anymore. I'm actually starting to *gasp* favor Rite Aid and going in there is always a process. Could there cashiers be any slower??